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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Intensive Behavioral Counseling for Obese Patients – Accurate Documentation Vital

Intensive Behavioral Counseling for Obese Patients – Accurate Documentation Vital

Intensive behavioral counseling is recommended for overweight and obese patients to encourage sustained weight loss through high intensity interventions on diet and exercise. This approach not only supports long-term weight management, but is also necessary for the prevention or early detection of illness or disability (for example, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea) associated with obesity. … Continue reading Intensive Behavioral Counseling for Obese Patients – Accurate Documentation Vital

Mobile Phones May Cause Allergic Reactions in Both Children and Adults

Mobile Phones May Cause Allergic Reactions in Both Children and Adults

Worldwide use of mobile phones is rising and along with this, allergic reactions to mobile phones. A group of researchers from California, Arizona and Denmark conducted a comprehensive online literature review to study how mobile phone usage links to allergic reactions. The review summarizes major findings from published case studies on Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD) … Continue reading Mobile Phones May Cause Allergic Reactions in Both Children and Adults

Laryngeal Cancer Surgery – Why Proper Documentation is Vital

Laryngeal Cancer Surgery – Why Proper Documentation is Vital

Surgery is a commonly used treatment option for patients with laryngeal cancer. However, the effectiveness of this option depends also on proper surgical documentation. Though there are different surgical operations used to remove the cancer (for example, laser surgery, laryngectomy, cordectomy), otolaryngologists recommend procedures depending on the stage and location of the cancer. Unless the … Continue reading Laryngeal Cancer Surgery – Why Proper Documentation is Vital

Effective Ebola Screening – Improving Clinical Decision Support with EMR Transcription

Effective Ebola Screening – Improving Clinical Decision Support with EMR Transcription

In order to enhance clinical decision support (CDS) tools within electronic medical records or EMR and ensure effective Ebola screening, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) co-hosted a special webinar this October. The webinar explored the ways in which electronic clinical documentation … Continue reading Effective Ebola Screening – Improving Clinical Decision Support with EMR Transcription

EHR Dissatisfies Many Providers Amidst Huge Investments in Such Systems

According to a survey of c-suite healthcare executives by Premier, a leading healthcare improvement company, 49 percent of executives have plans to make their largest capital investments in Health Information Technology (HIT) over the next year, which would include Electronic Health Records (EHRs), advanced data analytics and telecommunications. The survey also says 41 percent of … Continue reading EHR Dissatisfies Many Providers Amidst Huge Investments in Such Systems

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